Religiosity, Ethno-Confessional Identity and Problems of Interethnic Accord

Religiosity, Ethno-Confessional Identity and Problems of Interethnic Accord

Ryzhova S.V.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Leading Research Fellow, Department of Ethnosociology, Institute of Sociology, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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This research was supported by Russian Scientific Foundation, project № 14-18-01963P(П).

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Ryzhova S.V. Religiosity, Ethno-Confessional Identity and Problems of Interethnic Accord . Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2019. No 2. P. 49-58


The article is devoted to the assessment of the role of religiosity in interethnic relations in the Orthodox-Islamic borderland; religiosity is seen as faith, identity and behavior. Based on the 2017 survey in Bashkortostan, it is established that religiosity positively influences interethnic relations and promotes interethnic tolerance. Experiencing a close relationship with coreligionists is an element that forms a culture of trust. It is concluded that the socio-communicative nature of modern religiosity allows it to be an active resource of interethnic accord.

religiosity; interethnic attitudes; ethnoconfessional identity; religious identity; interethnic relations; ethnic tolerance; interethnic accord


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